Glendale, California Biographies

Albert G. Cornwell


        Albert G. Cornwell, of the firm of Cornwell, & Kelty, hardware merchants, at 107 South Brand Boulevard, has been a resident of Glendale since 1892. He is a son of George and Mary (Riggins) Cornwell. His parents are native of Tennessee, and have also been residents of Glendale since 1892. Mr. Cornwell is one of a family of eight children, the others being Ella, wife of A.P. Stone, H.E., W. C., Hugh, Jennie, Carrie B., and L. May Cornwell. The latter is principal of the Acacia Street School.

        Mr. Cornwell is a graduate of Glendale Union High School. After leaving school he was employed as a clerk in a hardware store in Los Angeles. In 1911 he formed a partnership with Daniel Kelty and they opened a hardware store on Brand Boulevard, where they have since been located. No other hardware business has been under the same management so long, which gives them the distinction of being the oldest hardware merchants in Glendale. Fraternally, Mr. Cornwell is a Scottish Rite Mason, and Elk, and a member of Glen Eyrie Chapter, Order Eastern Star. He is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce.

        At Glendale, on February 18, 1913, Mr. Cornwell was married to Lillian A. Goetz, of Laramie, Wyoming. They have a son, Glen Allen Cornwell. Mrs. Cornwell is a member of the Eastern Star. They reside at 343 North Central Avenue.

From History of Glendale and Vicinity by John Calvin Sherer. The Glendale Publishing Company, c. 1922 F. M. Broadbooks and J. C. Sherer. p. 405-406.